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WEDNESDAY 03/27/19 – LADY HORNETS VYING FOR REGIONALS

IN LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL GOLF THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS HAVE SET THEMSELVES UP IN GOOD POSITION TO EARN A TRIP TO REGIONALS. THE HUNTSVILLE GIRLS ARE IN 2ND PLACE AFTER THE 1ST ROUND OF THE DISTRICT 20-5A CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT. THEY’LL FINISH THE EVENT WITH THE 2ND ROUND TODAY AT LAKE WINDCREST GOLF CLUB IN MAGNOLIA.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ON TUESDAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS LOST A TIGHT CONTEST ON THE ROAD AS THEY FELL TO THE HOUSTON COUGARS 2-1. THE KATS ARE NOW 15-&-7 FOR THE SEASON, AND WILL RETURN HOME THIS WEEKEND FOR A 3-GAME SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE SERIES AGAINST McNEESE STATE. GAME 1 IS SET FOR 6:30PM FRIDAY.

MEANWHILE, IT WAS QUITE A TUESDAY FOR THE NEW WAVERLY BULLDOGS IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL. THE BULLDOGS’ KONWAY BAIRD HURLED A NO-HITTER AS HE LED NEW WAVERLY TO A 16-0 VICTORY OVER ONALASKA.

IN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL PLAY 2 AGAINST TEXAS A&M IN COLLEGE STATION. GAME 1 OF THE DOUBLEHEADER IS SET FOR A 4PM 1ST PITCH.

IN TRACK & FIELD, THE SHSU BEARKAT & BEARKAT WOMEN TEAMS BEGIN A BUSY WEEK TODAY. SELECT MEMBERS OF THE TEAMS WILL BE COMPETING BEGINNING TODAY AT THE LEGENDARY TEXAS RELAYS IN AUSTIN. OTHER SAM ATHLETES WILL BE PARTICIPATING AT TEXAS STATE’S BOBCAT INVITATIONAL MEET IN SAN MARCOS.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, WITH THEIR SEASON OPENER SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, THE HOUSTON ASTROS NOW HAVE A NEW CONCERN. SHORTSTOP CARLOS CORREA IS QUESTIONABLE BECAUSE OF A SORE NECK. THE ALL-STAR HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING DISCOMFORT IN HIS NECK SINCE A RUNDOWN PLAY IN AN EXHIBITION GAME LAST WEEK.

IN THE NFL, TEAM OWNERS HAVE APPROVED A MASSIVE PHILOSOPHICAL EXPANSION OF THE LEAGUE’S REPLAY REVIEW SYSTEM, BOWING TO PRESSURE FROM COACHES & FANS WHO WERE OUTRAGED BY A MISSED PASS INTERFERENCE CALL LATE IN JANUARY’S NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. FOR AT LEAST THE 2019 SEASON, PASS INTERFERENCE – BOTH OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE – WILL BE REVIEWABLE. IN ANOTHER NFL NOTE TODAY, DALLAS COWBOYS LEGEND MICHAEL IRVIN WROTE IN A SOCIAL MEDIA POST ON TUESDAY THAT HE HAD SPENT THE PAST 2 DAYS IN A LOS ANGELES HOSPITAL UNDERGOING TESTS FOR THROAT CANCER. THE 53-YEAR-OLD HALL-OF-FAME RECEIVER NOTED IN HIS POST THAT HIS FATHER DIED OF THROAT CANCER AT THE AGE OF 51.

IN THE NBA ON TUESDAY, ALL 3 TEXAS-BASED TEAMS ENDED UP ON THE SHORT END OF DECISIONS. THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS LOST IN OVERTIME, LOSING AT CHARLOTTE 125-116…. THE HOUSTON ROCKETS WERE DEFEATED BY MILWAUKEE 108-94. ALSO THE DALLAS MAVERICKS LOST AT HOME – 128-121 – AGAINST SACRAMENTO.

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TUESDAY 03/26/19 – HORNETS GOING FOR CHAMPIONSHIP

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP BEGINS TODAY FOR THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNET GOLF TEAM. THE LADY HORNETS WILL OPEN PLAY TODAY AT LAKE WINDCREST COUNTRY CLUB IN MAGNOLIA, SEEKING THE DISTRICT 20-5A TITLE. ROUND ONE TODAY, ROUND 2 ON WEDNESDAY.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, JUNIOR PITCHER HAYDEN WESNESKI HAS BEEN NAMED THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK FOR THE 2ND TIME THIS SEASON. THE CYPRESS RANCH PRODUCT HURLED HIS 1ST COMPLETE GAME LAST WEEKEND AT NEW ORLEANS TO IMPROVE TO 4-&-0 FOR THE SEASON. THE KATS RETURN TO ACTION TODAY WITH A ROAD GAME AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON WITH 1ST PITCH SET FOR 6:30PM.

IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TODAY, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL BE AT CANEY CREEK AT 7PM, NEW WAVERLY WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST ONALASKA AT 7, AND ALPHA OMEGA WILL VISIT CONROE COVENANT CHRISTIAN AT 4PM.

IN SOFTBALL, THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS WILL HOST NEW CANEY AT 6:15PM AT KATE BARR ROSS PARK, THE NEW WAVERLY LADY ‘DOGS WILL ENTERTAIN ONALASKA AT 6PM IN NEW WAVERLY, AND ALPHA OMEGA WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST BAYTOWN CHRISTIAN BEGINNING AT 4:30PM.

IN COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL, THE SHSU BEARKATS HAVE SET APRIL 12 AS THE DATE FOR THEIR ANNUAL SPRING GAME FOLLOWING SPRING WORKOUTS. THE GAME WILL TAKE PLACE AT BOWERS STADIUM AT 7PM WITH THE FORMAT STILL TO BE DETERMINED. ADMISSION TO THE GAME WILL BE FREE. THERE WILL BE A PRE-GAME BARBECUE DINNER IN THE BOWERS STADIUM PARKING LOT. TICKETS TO THE DINNER ARE PRICED AT $10 EACH.

IN COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL TODAY, TCU WILL HOST CREIGHTON IN AN 8PM TIPOFF IN THE QUARTERFINALS OF THE NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT IN FORT WORTH. THE GAME WILL BE TELECAST ON ESPN.

IN THE NFL, THE LEAGUE’S 100TH SEASON WILL OPEN WITH THE 199TH MEETING BETWEEN THE CHICAGO BEARS & THE GREEN BAY PACKERS. THE GAME IS SET FOR SEPT. 5 IN CHICAGO ON NBC’S “THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.”

IN THE NBA TODAY, ALL 3 TEXAS-BASED TEAMS WILL SEE ACTION ON THE HARDWOODS. THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS WILL BE AT CHARLOTTE AT 6PM, THE HOUSTON ROCKETS WILL VISIT MILWAUKEE AT 7PM ON T-N-T, AND DALLAS WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST SACRAMENTO AT 7:30PM.

UFC STAR CONOR McGREGOR ANNOUNCED HIS UNEXPECTED RETIREMENT FROM MIXED MARTIAL ARTS ON MONDAY. McGREGOR HAS RETIRED ON SOCIAL MEDIA BEFORE IN 2016, BUT RETURNED TO THE SPORT SHORTLY THEREAFTER.

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MONDAY 03/25/19 – KATS WIN ANOTHER SOUTHLAND TITLE

CHALK UP YET ANOTHER SOUTHLAND CHAMPIONSHIP FOR SHSU ATHLETICS. FOR THE 1ST TIME IN HISTORY, THE BEARKAT WOMEN’S BOWLING TEAM HAS CAPTURED THE SOUTHLAND BOWLING LEAGUE’S CHAMPIONSHIP, TAKING THE TITLE OVER THE WEEKEND AT THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT IN DALLAS. THE KATS WILL RECEIVE THE AUTOMATIC BID TO THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT NEXT MONTH.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ON SUNDAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS WHIPPED NEW ORLEANS 8-2 ON THE ROAD TO TAKE THEIR WEEKEND SERIES 2-GAME-TO-1. THE VICTORY IMPROVED SAM HOUSTON’S OVERALL SEASON RECORD TO 15-&-6 WITH A CONFERENCE RECORD OF 7-&-2 – GOOD FOR A 1ST-PLACE TIE WITH STEPHEN F. AUSTIN. THE KATS WILL REMAIN ON THE ROAD WITH A SINGLE GAME ON TUESDAY AGAINST THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON.

IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TODAY, THE ALPHA OMEGA LIONS WILL BE AT CONROE GRAND OAKS AT 4PM.

IN LOCAL GOLF TODAY, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL COMPETE IN THE GRAPELAND SANDIES OPEN AT SPRING CREEK COUNTRY CLUB IN CROCKETT.

IN THE NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT ON SUNDAY, TEAMS EARNED THEIR WAY INTO THE THIS WEEKEND’S SWEET 16. HOUSTON DEFEATED OHIO STATE 74-59, WHILE TEXAS TECH TRAMPLED BUFFALO 78-58. OTHER WINNERS INCLUDED TENNESSEE OVER IOWA, DUKE EDGED CENTRAL FLORIDA, VIRGINIA GOT PAST OKLAHOME, VIRGINIA TECH TOPPED LIBERTY, OREGON WAS AN EASY WINNER OVER CALIFORNIA-IRVINE, AND NORTH CAROLINA WHIPPED WASHINGTON. IN THE NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT ON SUNDAY, TEXAS ADVANCED WITH A 2-POINT WIN OVER XAVIER.

IN THE NBA ON SUNDAY, THE HOUSTON ROCKETS RAN PAST NEW ORLEANS 113-90, WHILE THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS WON AT BOSTON 115-96.

IN THE NFL ON SUNDAY, LEGENDARY TIGHT END ROB GRONKOWSKI TOLD A NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS’ OFFICIAL THAT HE IS RETIRING FROM PRO FOOTBALL AFTER 9 SEASONS.

ON THE PGA TOUR ON SUNDAY, PAUL CASEY WON AGAIN AT THE VALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIP IN FLORIDA.

ON THE NASCAR CIRCUIT ON SUNDAY, BRAD KESELOWSKI WAS THE WINNER AT THE STP 500 IN MARTINSVILLE, VA.

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FRIDAY 03/22/19 – RODEO STARTS LATER TODAY.

PRCA RODEO GETS UNDERWAY TODAY IN HUNTSVILLE, WITH THE 1ST OF 2 PRIME-TIME PERFORMANCES BY STACE SMITH PRO RODEOS AT THE WALKER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ARENA. SHOWTIME IS 7PM TODAY & SATURDAY, AS SMITH BRINGS THE RODEO TO WALKER COUNTY AS THE 11-TIME PRCA STOCK CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR. INCLUDED IN THE RODEO BOTH NIGHTS WILL BE THE WALKER COUNTY CALF SCRAMBLE FOR THE YOUTH, AND THE FINALS OF THE WALKER COUNTY TEAM-ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS – SPORTING A 5-&-1 SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE RECORD – WILL BE ON THE ROAD IN LOUISIANA TO FACE THE NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS IN GAME 1 OF A 3-GAME SERIES. 1ST PITCH TODAY IS 6:30PM. ALSO TODAY, THE NEW WAVERLY BULLDOGS WILL BE AT ANDERSON-SHIRO TODAY AT 7PM, WHILE THE ALPHA OMEGA LIONS WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST BAYTOWN CHRISTIAN TODAY AT 4PM.

IN SOFTBALL ON THURSDAY, THE ALPHA OMEGA LADY LIONS CLOBBERED LEGACY PREP CHRISTIAN 17-1. LATER TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL PLAY A DOUBLEHEADER AT HOME WITH A 4PM SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST LAMAR AT THE BEARKAT SOFTBALL COMPLEX. GAME 3 OF THE WEEKEND SERIES IS SET FOR SATURDAY. MEANWHILE, THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS WILL BE AT KINGWOOD PARK AT 6:15PM, WHILE THE NEW WAVERLY LADY ‘DOGS WILL HOST ANDERSON-SHIRO AT 6PM.

IN COLLEGIATE BOWLING THIS WEEKEND, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE COMPETING AT THE SOUTHLAND BOWLING LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DALLAS.

IN GOLF TODAY, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL HOST THE SMALL SCHOOL TOURNAMENT AT RAVEN NEST GOLF CLUB, WHILE THE LADY HORNETS WILL BE IN A TOURNAMENT IN LONGVIEW.

ON THE PGA TOUR THERE’S A 2-WAY TIE FOR THE LEAD AFTER THE 1ST ROUND OF THE VALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIP IN FLORIDA, WITH JOEL DAHMEN & SEPP STAKA ON TOP OF THE LEADERBOARD.

IN TENNIS, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS & LADY HORNETS WILL BE AT LIVINGSTON BEGINNING AT 8AM.

IN TRACK & FIELD, THE SHSU BEARKATS & BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE AT A MEET IN HOUSTON, WHILE THE ALPHA OMEGA LIONS & LADY LIONS WILL RUN, JUMP & THROW AT AT MEET AT ALLEN ACADEMY IN BRYAN.

IN THE NCAA MEN’S TOURNAMENT’S OPENING DAY ON THURSDAY, BAYLOR WAS A WINNER AGAINST SYRACUSE, WHILE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION ABILENE CHRISTIAN WAS ELIMINATED BY KENTUCKY. TODAY’S GAMES INCLUDE TEXAS TECH AGAINST ARIZONA STATE, AND HOUSTON VS. GEORGIA STATE.

IN THE NBA ON THURSDAY, DALLAS LOST TO SACRAMENTO 116-100. TODAY, THE SPURS & THE ROCKETS WILL BATTLE IN HOUSTON AT 7PM ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST AND ON NBA-TV.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, THE TEXAS RANGERS HAVE ANNOUNCED VETERAN OUTFIELDER HUNTER PENCE WILL BE ON THE ROSTER FOR OPENING DAY. PENCE REPORTED TO SPRING TRAINING WITH A MINOR-LEAGUE CONTRACT, BUT EARNED HIS WAY ONTO THE OPENING DAY ROSTER WHEN THE RANGERS OPEN THE SEASON ON THURSDAY. PENCE – A NATIVE OF ARLINGTON, AND A FORMER SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR WINNER – HAS PLAYED FOR HOUSTON, PHILADELPHIA & SAN FRANCISCO.

IN THE NFL, IT’S BEEN ANNOUNCED THE DALLAS COWBOYS & THE LOS ANGELES RAMS WILL PLAY A PRESEASON GAME IN AUGUST IN HONOLULU.

ON THE NASCAR CIRCUIT, THE DRIVERS WILL BE TURNING LEFT AT 1PM SUNDAY AT THE STP 500 AT MARTINSVILLE, VA. – TELEVISED BY FOX SPORTS 1.

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WEDNESDAY 03/20/19 – BEARKATS HIT THE HARDWOOD AGAIN TONIGHT

A TRIO OF SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAMS WILL SEE POSTSEASON ACTION THIS WEEK. CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILL HEAD TO JACKSONVILLE, FLA., ON THURSDAY TO TAKE ON POWERFUL KENTUCKY, BUT THE HOOPS ACTUALLY BEGIN TODAY WHEN THE SOUTHLAND’S REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPION SHSU BEARKATS TRAVEL TO FORT WORTH FOR AN 8PM TIPOFF AGAINST TCU IN FORT WORTH. THE KATS’ 1ST-EVER APPEARANCE IN THE NIT WILL BE SEEN LIVE ON ESPNU.  MEANWHILE, SOUTHLAND MEMBER NEW ORLEANS WILL BE AT HOME TODAY AT 7PM FOR A BATTLE AGAINST TEXAS SOUTHERN IN THE 1ST ROUND OF THE COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ON TUESDAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS IMPROVED TO 13-&-5 FOR THE SEASON WITH AN 8-7 NON-CONFERENCE VICTORY OVER THE BIG 12’S BAYLOR BEARS AT DON SANDERS STADIUM. THE KATS WILL GET BACK INTO SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE COMPETITION ON FRIDAY WITH THE 1ST GAME OF A 3-GAME WEEKEND SET AT NEW ORLEANS.

IN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ON TUESDAY, THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS FELL TO 5-&-2 IN DISTRICT WITH A 3-2 ROAD LOSS TO DISTRICT-LEADING LAKE CREEK IN MONTGOMERY.

IN COLLEGIATE GOLF ON TUESDAY, SHSU’S HANNA ALBERTO CONTINUED HER HOT STREAK AND BROKE A COUPLE OF SCHOOL RECORDS ALONG THE WAY. ALBERTO SHOT A 75 ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE HBU HUSKY INVITATIONAL IN HOUSTON TO CLAIM THE INDIVIDUAL TITLE. IT’S HER 4TH TITLE OF THE SEASON WHICH BREAKS THE SCHOOL RECORD FOR MOST WINS IN A SEASON. IT WAS ALSO HER 7TH CAREER CHAMPIONSHIP – WHICH IS ALSO A NEW SCHOOL RECORD. AS A TEAM THE BEARKAT WOMEN FINISHED IN 4TH PLACE.

IN THE NBA ON TUESDAY, HOUSTON’S JAMES HARDEN BROKE THE LEAGUE RECORD FOR MOST 3-POINT ATTEMPTS IN A SEASON, AND BECAME THE 1ST PLAYER TO SCORE 30-PLUS POINTS AGAINST ALL 29 OPPONENTS IN A SINGLE SEASON AS HE LED THE ROCKETS TO A 121-105 VICTORY AT ATLANTA. TODAY, THE ROCKETS WILL BE AT MEMPHIS AT 7PM ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST, SAN ANTONIO WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST MIAMI AT 7:30PM, AND THE DALLAS MAVERICKS WILL BE AT PORTLAND AT 9PM.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ON TUESDAY, HOUSTON ALL-STAR 3RD BASEMAN ALEX BREGMAN AGREED TO A 6-YEAR $100-MILLION CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH THE HOUSTON ASTROS. THE ASTROS ALSO AGREED TO TERMS ON A 2-YEAR CONTRACT WITH VETERAN RELIEVER RYAN PRESLEY. MEANWHILE, THE LOS ANGLES ANGELS MADE MAJOR WAVES WHEN THEY AGREED TO AN ALL-TIME REOCRD 12-YEAR, $860-MILLION CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH ALL-STAR OUTFIELDER MIKE TROUT.

IN THE NFL ON TUESDAY, THE DALLAS COWBOYS SIGNED FREE-AGENT WIDE RECEIVER RANDALL COBB. ALSO ON TUESDAY, THE HOUSTON TEXANS SIGNED FORMER CINCINNATI QUARTERBACK A.J. McCARRON TO BACK UP STARTING QB DESHAUN WATSON.

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